Update: Competed my final run, went 7-0. A wildly resounding success.
Most of my experience with deckbuilding thus far has consisted of tentative dabbling in minor modifications to clever combinations I see on the front page (usually to the tune of finding substitutes for cards I don't have the shiftstone for yet). The Dragon's Shadow event sounded like a good opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone and give building something a try, when I couldn't just fall back on looking at what already existed on the internet. I figured I'd give it a try, maybe get one or two wins, and then switch over to something made (and proved to work) by someone more experienced.
Well, here I am, fourteen wins later, so I guess I didn't do too terribly, huh?
Okay, it's disingenuous to imply that this is built from scratch. I started from a place of 'what do I know is usually included in a Scream Queen/Haunted Highway deck?' and went from there. To be honest there's nothing particularly revolutionary about it as a scream deck; it does what scream decks do. But I will tell you, there is something incredibly satisfying about slamming your opponent with two 4/2 Champions of Fury on turn two.
I've had four losses so far. Two of those losses were vs. Combrei Alessi, Combrei Archmage
is the bane of my existence); the other two were against FJS, featuring Inquisitor Makto
and Icaria, the Liberator
. They seemed to come down to bad luck on draws as what my opponent was playing. (Ever so helpful of my deck to provide power six turns in a row.)
I would love feedback and suggestions, and am happy to answer questions!